In Europe, and across much of the world, we spend 80-90% of our time indoors, so the quality of air we
breath in these spaces has a tremendous impact on our health and wellbeing.
Although the risk of poor air quality can be quite severe, the benefits a clean indoor environment can bring our people can also be so high. From improved mood, cognitive performance, decision making and reduced sick leave through short and long term health benefits.
Taking action to monitor, understand and account for poor IAQ is one of the most significant commercial considerations facing building and facility managers today.
This is the City L Connect unit from the Camfil City Range, it’s an expert air purifier that’s designed, developed and built by experts. The City L unit inhales, cleans and outputs up to 650m3 of air per hour.
Dual intakes draw in air, passes it by a detailed sensor array that measures and reports on particulate matter and other contaminants.
High-capacity H14 HEPA and molecular filtration ensure that inanimate, organic and gaseous particles are removed from the air.
Clean air is then fed back into the space, through 360 Degree dispersal, improving air quality and reducing health risks.
Allowing you to breathe easy.
Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can have great benefits to your company. Short-term it can protect people from pollens and airborne allergens, while also improving cognitive performance. Long-term it can reduce the risks that air pollution causes our health.
This expert guide will help you to understand the causes and effects of poor IAQ and walks you through the important considerations when finding a solution to improve the air you breathe.
The filter is the heart of your air purification unit, made to ensure the removal of airborne contaminants from the air you breathe.
Remember HEPA filtration is a standard and not a brand. Ensuring your HEPA filter meets testing standards (EN1822:2019) will ensure the filtration performance is certified and tested to achieve what it says on the box.
Molecular filters are used to absorb organic and inorganic gasses and odours, further clearing the air of contamination.
Every City L Connect contains two filter packets, with each packet containing a certified H14 HEPA and a molecular filter, so that whatever contaminants come in, stay in. So you and your people can breathe easy.
Particulate matter is classified in a variety of sizes based on measurements in microns (µm). For reference a human hair is 40 – 100 µm in diameter.
PM10 is anything 10 µm below, common examples include dust, pollen and spores.
PM2.5 is anything below 2.5µm in size and are often by-products of human industry such as combustion particles and metals.
PM1 is anything below 1µm and contain some of the most dangerous components such as viruses and bacteriological material.
A certified H14 HEPA filter captures 99.995% of particles at the Most Penetrating Particle size (MPPS) which is between 0.1-0.2µm. A HEPA filter will be more efficient against larger and smaller particles
Within a Camfil City L Connect, the two filter packets, each containing a certified H14 HEPA filter (EN1822:2019) and a molecular filter, further eliminate the airborne particulate that creates poor Indoor Air Quality.
Creating a cycle of Assessment – Implementation – Monitoring means we can tackle problems with indoor air quality, while continually refining what we do to get ever cleaner air.
City L Connect unit
Alongside poor indoor and outdoor air quality, climate change is one of the most significant health threats facing our world.
There are many factors that feed in to the drivers of climate change, but there are also many things we can do to mitigate our contribution.
City Units, and Camfil products as a whole, are aimed towards creating a better, more sustainable future.
Camfil believes that the right to clean air is a fundamental human right because when the quality of our air is poor, it leads to poor outcomes for our lives.
Along with water and food breathing is so fundamental to our lives that contamination of the air should be treated as importantly as food hygiene and water purity.
The duty of care we have when we oversee indoor spaces is present in every room, corridor and meeting space. It’s in the very air that fills these places.
When you take action to account for poor IAQ, you can breathe easy knowing that your colleagues, customers and visitors are safe.